During Hurricane Michael, more than 70% of carrier communications towers were leveled and most utility poles in Panama City, FL, were snapped. This left nursing homes such as St. Andrews Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center struggling to keep up with resident tracking and communications.

But Think Anew had a team deploy BOOMBOX®, a patent-pending communications and SaaS device, to restore communications and critical access to clinical/operational software, the company said. BOOMBOX is a cloud-based device powered by Microsoft features that include Windows 10, Microsoft Azure and Intelligent Edge. It meets HIPAA and HITECH security requirements for managing personal health records.

“I cannot describe how bad the situation was,” said Jeremy Ryman of St. Andrews Bay. “BOOMBOX technology solution provided a lifeline in the middle of a crisis so we could focus on our jobs and ensure the safety and care of our near 100 elderly residents. From a business perspective, BOOMBOX prevented upwards of $500,000 in operational cash delays because we had connectivity and were able to submit billings on time.”